The High Commissioner’s previous postings include Rome, Vienna, Paris, The Netherlands and two years as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus (2006-2008) before being posted as the High Commissioner for Cyprus in the UK in 2008.
When asked to talk about a memorable date for the Jubilee Time Capsule the High Commissioner chose to talk about three important dates in the history of the Republic of Cyprus: the proclamation of the indpendence of the Republic of Cyprus in 1960, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, and Cyprus acceding to the European Union in 2004.
On a personal note His Excellency remembers growing up during Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as he was born in 1953; the year of The Queen’s Coronation. His Excellency also remembers The Queen’s visit to Cyprus for the 1993 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (21st – 25th October 1993).
To watch the interview visit the Jubilee Time Capsule website.